Security and Safety

MBTA behind schedule on PTC mandate

Posted on April 2, 2018

MBTA officials declined to discuss the status of their system but have said they expect it to be operating statewide by the end of 2020.
John Phelan
MBTA officials declined to discuss the status of their system but have said they expect it to be operating statewide by the end of 2020.John Phelan

BOSTON — The Salem News reports that the MBTA will not meet the federal mandate to install positive train control (PTC) on three of its lines.

The agency says hardware is being installed on the Rockport, Haverhill, and Newburyport lines, with a goal of finishing by year’s end, however, the system won’t go live until 2020.

MBTA officials declined to discuss the status of their system but have said they expect it to be operating statewide by the end of 2020, according to the report. For the full story, click here.

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